How to make Saakhar Bhaat -

You can actually smell the fragrance of this divine saakhar bhaat as you read through this recipe..

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Basmati Rice (बासमती चावल), Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Desserts


Saakhar Bhaat

Saakhar Bhaat Recipe Card


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Saakhar Bhaat Recipe

  • Basmati Rice 1 cup

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Cloves 4

  • Water 1/2 cup

  • Saffron (kesar) a few strands

  • Milk 2 tablespoons

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Almonds 10 grams

  • Raisins 10 grams


Step 1

Pick basmati rice, wash well with plenty of water. Soak in water for 30 minutes, drain and leave aside. Dissolve saffron in hot milk and keep aside. Soak almonds in hot water for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Remove from water, peel off the skin and then chop. Wash raisins and then chop. Heat ghee in a thick-bottomed pan, add cloves and cook for a moment. Add basmati rice, stir it for half a minute, add 2 cups water.

Step 3

Bring to a boil and cook on low heat till almost all the water is absorbed. Lower the heat and cook till rice is cooked. Remove from heat. Spread cooked rice on a large platter to cool. Mix sugar and water in a vessel and bring to a boil to prepare sugar syrup. Add green cardamom powder, cooked rice, saffron and half the quantity of almonds and raisins.

Step 4

Mix gently. Lower heat, cover the pot and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and serve immediately garnished with remaining almonds and raisins.

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